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[TowerTalk] Guyed crankup towers obsolete?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guyed crankup towers obsolete?
From: (Tom Osborne)
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 04:43:30 +0800
Richard Karlquist wrote:
> It just occured to me that sometime during the last 20 years,
> guyed crankup towers appear to have become extinct.  There are
> guyed stackup towers, and self supporting crankups, but no
> guyed crankups.  I am sure that they were once available.  The
> question is, what changed between now and 20(?) years ago that
> caused the demise of guyed crankups?
> For extra credit, does anyone know of a manufacturer still making
> guyed crankups?
> Rick Karlquist N6RK

Hi Rick. I don't know why you can't guy any crank up.  I have a 40 foot 
crank up here and I have it guyed at the top of the bottom section and 
the top of the top section.  I just have to be careful and not try to 
crank it down when the wind is blowing real hard and the top guys go 

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